Dealing With A Delinquent Husband

Consider a husband who does not provide for the family has also indulged int drinking, extra-marital relations, and justifies his wrong doings. What guidance does Islam provide to the wife in this situation? Your resposne will highly be appreciated.

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Does Concealing One’s Marital Status Cancel The Nikah?

A friend of mine was asked about his marital status by some of his friends and, in spite of being married, he told them that he is single. Now he has recently read on some Islamic website that doing so renders nikah null and void. I have already given him my opinion in this regard but he wants an expert opinion. Can you please shed some light on this issue?

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Marriage Without Being Divorced

I have a very important question. Three years ago my father had forced me into marriage with man whom I do not like. I was fortressed in home for over a month and nobody would see me until the day they brought the man and forced the marriage upon me. Everything was against my will God truly knows that. After marriage we did not establish marital relationship. I think God was with me all the while until I availed the chance to escape from him. It has been three years since I escaped from him.

I have developed liking for a Muslim boy and we want to be married. Can we enter into this marriage contract without obtaining divorce from my husband? This I ask because we have not been married in the true sense of the relationship and it was forced upon me at the first place and I never received anything from him not the dowry or any properties not even a wedding ring. I have fear of upon my life from that man.
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Sexual Intimacy Prior To Rukhsati

Please allow me to say that your website has been very helpful to me as there are a lot of things regarding Islam that I don’t know. I am facing a serious problem and am sure you can shed some light on the matter according to Islamic principles. I have had my nikah. Due to some financial reasons my ‘rukhsati’ (shifting to my husband’s house) cannot take place till the end of next year. My husband wants to have a marital relationship with me now. At first, I refused but then he got very angry at me and said that we are after all married according to the command of Allah and not committing a sin so I obliged him knowing that Allah had told wives to obey their husbands. We did not have sex and I am still a virgin but to an extent we did things that only married people would do. Someone told me that it was illegal to indulge in such an act prior to shifting to the house of the husband. If I do not oblige my husband, he gets offended and I have the threat that he will go to some other woman. So please tell me if it is wrong or not? I intend to be a virgin till I shift with him. If it is wrong, then what should I do about my husband’s anger because he insists?

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